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Amtrak Extends Service Reductions

Daily Amtrak service on most of its long-distance routes will not resume as previously planned March 28th and some trains will not return to a normal schedule until spring or even summer. The Empire Builder which stops in Whitefish, West Glacier, Essex, East Glacier Park and Browning will resume daily service later on across Montana’s Hi...

Empire Builder Moving Transitioning To Cleaner Alternatives

The Empire Builder passes through Montana from Browning to Wolf Point before heading on to North Dakota passing Whitefish and Glacier National Park. Now, Amtrak is using that route to debut new cleaner, faster and more fuel-efficient locomotives. Right now, though, there are only four of the new Chargers operating on the Empire Builder, which ...

Inspector General Releases Report On Zinke Allegations

A report released by the Department of Interior’s Office of Inspector General revealed that U.S. congressional candidate Ryan Zinke broke federal ethics rules by participating in real estate development in Whitefish and lying to an agency ethics official about his involvement during his tenure as U.S. Interior Secretary. Investigators fo...

Montana Olympian Notes Recent Decrease In Snow

The 2022 Winter Olympics which begin Friday in Beijing will be the first to use 100% artificial snow. Whitefish resident Kaitlyn Farrington won a gold medal in snowboarding at the 2014 Olympics. She says when she was training there were half-pipes around the country but now there are only three.